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Electrification/Powertrain Thermal Management 3D CFD Engineer


Hybrid work position: This position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively.  The employee’s role enables them to work at a GM facility or off-site as frequently as needed or desired. In the USA, this is an employee who lives 100 miles or less from their designated, primary worksite.

This position requires an employee to be onsite 1-3 times per week.

The candidate will conceptualize and develop a wide variety of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) models to directly impact design and offset hardware testing. Simulations will be focused on electric motors, drive units, power electronics, engine, and transmission related components. Development of new and refinement of existing procedures in the above domains is also a core responsibility.

Additional Description

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 2+ years of experience with simulation, design, testing, or release of propulsion related systems

  • Experience with CFD software

  • Familiarity or practical experience with the principles of vehicle propulsion system design, operation, or testing

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • 2+ years of experience with CFD analysis of propulsion related systems

  • Proficient with STAR-CCM+ or Simerics-MP+ CFD software

  • Experience with CFD optimization tools

  • Experience with test to model correlation

  • Experience with programming in Java, Python or equivalent languages

  • Linux experience in distributed computing environments

  • Experience with the latest CFD visualization techniques

  • Knowledge of Siemens NX CAD modeling

Education and Training:

  • BS in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering required

  • MS in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering with coursework in heat transfer and fluid mechanics preferred

FOR GM INTERNAL CANDIDATES : This role is posted at both the 6th and 7th level. The determination by HR and the Hiring Manager as to whether an offer will be lateral or promotional will be based on a candidate’s relevant experience and whether the role will amount to a significant increase in level of responsibility.

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Why Join Us 

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Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at or call us at 800-865-7580. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.